Reports to: Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
Charge: To ensure that accredited laboratories maintain and improve continuous compliance with CAP and other regulatory requirements through oversight and education in the areas of proficiency testing (PT) and other mandated quality activities; to monitor and ensure all CAP-accepted PT providers continue to meet established criteria; and develop guidelines for requiring commercial PT and/or alternative assessment.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Friday
Location of meetings(i.e. all airport locations, 50
miles from airports, all DC. Please note if there is a common location
of a meeting – i.e. one meeting is always in Chicago or DC): 1 in
Chicago; 2 in other locations.
Number of conference calls: 1 per
Month (1 hour)
Hours of committee work required outside of
meetings: (i.e. journal review, liaison activities, writing critiques, email communications): Chair: 5 hours per month. Members: 2-3 hours/month:
Additional travel or time commitments (i.e. leadership meetings, other organization meetings):
Chair also sits on Commission on Laboratory Accreditation. Typically the chair assists staff with onsite audits of PT providers.
- Committee is responsible for providing scientific support to the Laboratory Accreditation Program in the area of continuous compliance with a primary focus on the monitoring of proficiency testing.
- Additional responsibilities include input into review and approval of alternate PT providers (including onsite audits), communication with participating laboratories, participation in educational programs such as audioconferences and webinars, and development of new approaches to continuous compliance such as quality indicator monitoring.
- Good working knowledge of both the proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation requirements.
- Knowledge of other regulatory requirements such as CLIA regulations is a positive.
- Emphasis on clin path(CP) but need balance with
some members with AP expertise.
- Gain experience in regulatory compliance in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Opportunity for speaking engagements.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: